Yet another way to have your identity stolen…
This doesn't really have anything to do with backups, but…
I sat next to a guy on a plane that was talking to American Airlines customer service. Apparently he had left his boarding passes on a plane, or had done something like that, so that someone had gotten hold of his name and frequent flier number. Someone took that info, called into AA's customer support line, and (posing as him) had booked tickets for themselves. Since AA allows you to use your miles to buy someone else a ticket, this was business as usual.
American said there was nothing they could do. If the person who did this used a fake ID, there was no way to trace them
Since about the only positive thing I get out of my travel is my frequent flier miles, that would SUCK. Hold onto and shred your boarding passes, or anything else with your FF # on it.
Just thought of something….
If you buy a lot of NetApps, do you get frequent filer points?
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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Architect at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.